Mukhyamantri Gram Path Yojana

Himachal Pradesh government has decided to construct small roads measuring up to one kilometer length under Mukhyamantri Gram Path Yojana with the funding from MNREGA and concerned Deputy Commissioners.

The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, in a meeting of Himachal Pradesh Other Backward Classes Welfare Board today, said this would help in early construction of such small roads besides assuring proper repair and maintenance under the monitoring of higher authorities.

The Chief Minister, in the meeting, directed the Education Department to come up with a proposal on teachers being deployed by the School Management Committees (SMC) adding that till the policy was not reviewed the status quo be maintained regarding appointment of these teachers.

Chief Minister said the income limit of the creamy layer had been enhanced from Rs. 4.50 lakh to Rs. six lakh per annum to benefit maximum illegible beneficiaries.

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. (Col.) Dhani Ram Shandil said the State Government was implementing a number of welfare schemes for the OBCs with special emphasis on improving their economic conditions.

The issues relating to various developmental works in the rural areas namely PWD, Rural Development, Irrigation, Forest, Health and Revenue Departments were raised by the members during the meeting. The Chief Minister directed the concerned departments to complete all the ongoing works on different developmental schemes on priority basis.

Chief Parliamentary Secretaries Neeraj Bharti and Jagjeevan Pal, Chairman, H.P. OBC Welfare Board Chander Kumar, Chief Secretary P. Mitra, Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice and Empowerment Sanjay Gupta, senior officers of the State Government, Heads of the Departments and official and non-official members of the Board attended the meeting.

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